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Nov 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
've also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. all the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. there are no democrats or republicans during a storm. they're just fellow americans. [ cheers and applause ] leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken. neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy. communities rallying to rebuild. a spirit that says in the end we're all in this together. that we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. that spirit has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries. it's carried us through the trials of the last four years. in 2008, we're in the middle of two wars in the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. the american auto industry is back on top. american forest fimanufacturing growing at the fastest pace in 15 years. we're less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in 20 years. home values are on the rise. thanks to the service and sacrifice of our b
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Nov 5, 2012 8:00am PST
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MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
are putting a lot of effort to make great products, but also to make sure that everybody in america knows how committed they are to making cars here in america. so you don't scare hard work and americans just to scare up some votes. that's not what being president is all about. that's not leadership. when i first made the decision to rescue the auto industry, i knew it wasn't popular. and despite the fact that one out of eight jobs in ohio are connected to the auto industry in some way, it wasn't even popular here in ohio. but i knew it was the right thing to do. i knew betting on american workers was the right thing to do. i knew betting on america was the right thing to do. that paid off. it paid off where gm is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in their auto plant. it paid off in toledo where chrysler is adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china, but right here in ohio. right here in the united states of america. and so one of the things, when you're talking to your friends and neighbors, they're trying to make up their minds the last few days. think about tha
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 8:00am PST
and they are at a crossroads, are you going accept america as it is and not only reck these that demographics have change and the issues have change and marriage equality and marijuana and lots of things that are on the ballots that people have feelings on and they were bafrnking on it, and do you accept that or hide under the covers to pretend that going after white voters and all of the language of the traditional america, and taking this america back is the way to go. i think that there are great voices like bobby jindal and others and my friend hogan has been there, too, saying, we have to change with the times and we have to modernize the thinking here, and the tension we will continue to see play itself out is which way do they go and which force within the party wins out. i hope that the republican party gets the act together, because the country is stronger when we have good ideas, and not idealology coming from different side sides. >> the power panel, thank you susan page, and karen finney and hogan gidley, and thank you all and have a good thanksgiving if we don't chat later in the week. >> th
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
the reality of life in america today. >> let's bring in today's political power group. steve mcmahon, co-founder of purple strategies, who also served as an adviser to howard dean's 2004 presidential campaign. and mark mckinney, co-founder of no labels and a daily beast contributor. steve, i want to start with you because it is the president's first day wak back on the job already. there is talk of the fiscal cliff. what's the best way to move the republican party back from the fringes, out of the quicksand and back on solid ground in washington. >> i think the good news for the country is that john boehner and his president actually have a pretty good relationship. they like each other. that's a really good starting point. it's something you don't see in washington these days. and all you see between democrats and republicans is acrimony. i think boehner set a great signal yesterday. i think the person who called boehner yesterday and said let's get back to work is a big deal. >> i want to ask you. do the american voters really get the attention of the gop now? do they send a clear mess
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 8:00am PST
up. we haveback. and we know in our hearts but for the united states of america erybody. i'm thomas topping our agendatoday, four more for 44. putting the wind at his back president obama now looks ahead to a second term. calling himself more determined and inspired to face the challenges ahead.vñ the presiden second:w t electorage overallenger 303 electoral vos. and a narrow da too close to acceptance speech inicago, he mentioned rifts and cracksline his road back to the white house. >> i believe we can seize this future together. because we aot oursuggest. we'r the pundits believe.ambitions. and we rema states and states. united states of america. >>+l in the end as wildly what put the that all important 2708" electoral vote threshold. the workers pulling obama in the state that was the lin ohiotes that together made up obama midwest firewall, the second bng ryan's home state of i recall forthen-senator obama four years ago. in north carolina and asked pundits to come together sake of the >> america's at al point. we can't risk political do theu peopl
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2012 11:00am PST
's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. >>> one of the fasting demographic groups in america, unmarried women. they made up 23% of the election, up 20% from 2008. democratic pollster and strategist and also stan greenberg, democratic pollster and author of "it's the middle class, stupid." stan, let's start with you. you've analyzed the polling on how unmarried women voted. you put out a new report on thursday. i think we can put up some of the information. 67% voted for president obama, 31% for governor romney. among married women. why were unmarried women so much more supported of the president? >> it's fair to say that they produced this kind of victor. there's a lot of things that went into this election but being one in four voters and their obama vote held up from 2008, it did not drop where obama got 53%. all of the drops came with married. no, unmarried women, you know, who were hard hit by the economy and we're in a country where a majority of the households are unmarried. and unmarried women are kind of the vanguard of that and express in support of president obama w
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
nation. thank you and god bless america. >> and so ended mitt romney's journey. a frequent guest here during the campaign, matt, i'm glad you came back. >> thanks for having me. >> let me ask you the question i'm sure you have not gotten since tuesday. what happened and where do you go from here as a party? >> well, it doesn't take you very long to realize, craig, that we have a real issue with nonwhite voters. the president and i worked for george w. bush, came from a state that was very diverse and he had great achievements with hispanic voters and african-american voters. if you look at how mitt romney did and compare it with how george w. bush did with these voters in 2004, much of this three million vote deficit could have made up there alone. it doesn't take us very long as a party to get to the point where we realize we have to look at what happened in 2000 and 2004 and replicate it. >> if there's a battle for the heart and soul of the gop, who do you hope wins that battle in. >> well, i do disagree with that. i think that what our party stands for in these conservative princip
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2012 8:00am PST
matters so much to the united states. why america's support for israel is equally vital within the middle east. during that conversation we were congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, just to share with everybody in your tweet you mentioned how it values the v values shared by america. tell us about the shared values and then your reaction to knowing that we are hours away are ceasefire president leadership. a resolution. and a resolution quickly. but as was just mentioned, the importance here is that the israel on on the heads cease. israel is our most important ally in the middle east. 11 minutes after she was created as an independent nation and a sovereign nation, that has been the strongest relationship that we've had worldwide in addition to our other strong allies like and other allies. so it's because of the shared rael and the united states have been intertwined and remain intertwined today. >> one thing, though, as we secretary of state hillary clinton on her way to however, over the weekend senator john mccain had this to say about urging peace there and the deal that could be
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
gray is right out there amongst all of them. he's joining us from the mall of america in minnesota. it looks a little more crowded than it was the last time we checked in there. >> reporter: hey there, alex. it is and it continues to get more crowded. it's amazing how many people can come through this massive mall. more than 4 million square feet of shopping. more than 520 shops and stores. so if you want it and can't get it here, you probably just can't get it at all. it looks like they're not only shopping but they're buying. you can see everybody here carrying a bag and it's got something in it. that's good news not only for those getting bargains, this is such an important part of their holiday season. it kicks off what is their biggest month. right now we're hearing that things are great here at the mall of america. they were already up by 6% in retail sales and they only believe that's going to grow as they continue. this was one of the areas that started early, alex. this is one of the areas that actually opened last night. it looks like spreading that out a bit may have hel
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 8:00am PST
with themselves over here, the administration and the rest of america is kind of in another place and i think the administration rightly so and remember this was an issue when the president was first elected, there were questions about whether or not he would use the power of that database of people. i think it is a great thing and i hope he does it because i think it is important people you said outside of washington know the kinds of gains going on on capitol hill and the things this people voted for not being acted upon by republicans. >> as i was talking with congressman van holen, again, there is a growing number of gop folk that is seem to be backing away from grover norquist's tax pledge. given that the very idea of raising taxes could be damaging to any republican who might be facing a primary in the next year, is there really enough support for shunning norquist at this point? >> you remember, even when george bush was president, democrats said they wouldn't cut taxes at all. bush ended up winning that pr battle and the conversation wasn't about whether they would cut taxes and how m
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
demographic groups in america, unmarried women. they made up 23% of the election, up 20% from 2008. democratic pollster and strategist and also stan greenberg, democratic pollster and author of "it's the middle class, stupid." stan, let's start with you. you've analyzed the polling on how unmarried women voted. you put out a new report on thursday. i think we can put up some of the information. 67% voted for president obama, 31% for governor romney. among married women. why were unmarried women so much more supported of the president? >> it's fair to say that they produced this kind of victor. there's a lot of things that went into this election but being one in four voters and their obama vote held up from 2008, it did not drop where obama got 53%. all of the drops came with married. no, unmarried women, you know, who were hard hit by the economy and we're in a country where a majority of the households are unmarried. and unmarried women are kind of the vanguard of that and express in support of president obama who represent their values better, responded on the economy, and protected medicar
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
clinton. a lot of folks have indicated that america's happy warrior, joe biden as well, he could be in this thing. andrew cuomo, that name pops up on a lot of lists. >> it does. and i don't think that there is really a clear definition on either side of the aisle. but one thing is self-evident after what happened on tuesday, and that is that the gop needs to focus on its nomination process. because if nothing changes, and if they still have this exodus of independent thinkers from the party and are left with a very conservative base, a base that turns out in primary elections as well as caucuses, then you're going to have a nomination of a conservative candidate who could never win a general election. >> governor wilder, let's talk about your state really quickly here. the commonwealth went for the president again this time around by a larger margin than it did four years ago. tim kaine has become the senator there in virginia. is virginia no longer a purple state? is it a blue state now? >> it is up for grabs at every election. more people think independently. they're not hide b
MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 1:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am EST
. and we know in our hearts but for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> good morning, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda today, four more for 44. with a decisive win putting the wind at his back, president obama now looks ahead to a second term. calling himself more determined and inspired to face the challenges ahead. the president and his massive campaign machine captured a second term with a strong electoral advantage over challenger mitt romney. 303 electoral votes. and a narrow victory. in florida the race there still too close to call. in az acceptance speech in chicago, he mentioned the deep rifts and cracks that line his road back to the white house. >> i believe we can seize this future together. because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions. and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> in the end as wildly predicted, ohio was what put the president over
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 8:00am PST
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MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 11:00am EST
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MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
on the campaign trail? some say not enough. governor romney neglected to mention veterans or america's wars during his speech at the republican national convention and after president obama said he would continue to fight for veterans during his acceptance speech they were not very prominent for the rest of his campaign. joining me now is former democratic congressman patrick murphy, the first veteran of the iraq war to serve in congress. he is also an obama campaigner. and now he's former congressman patrick murphy. happy veterans day to you, sir. as an iraq war veteran, how do you feel about not hearing more from either candidate about veterans' issues on the trail? >> well, listen, the campaign is over and i was disappointed with mitt romney, governor romney for not mentioning it. and the third debate on foreign policy, he didn't mention veterans one time and in his 45-minute acceptance speech. but what's important is now that that election is over, craig, we need to come together as americans, democrats and republicans. to do all we can to help these public/private partnerships to be there for
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 8:00am PST
. >>> possible big news coming from the supreme court today on marriage equality in america. the nine justices are meeting right now. >>> and today's big question. fiscal cliff hardball. should the president be on the road or back in washington hammering out a fiscal cliff compromise? tweet me @thomasaroberts or on facebook. i love the holidays. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpkin pie. and apple. 3% back on 4 trips to the airport. it's as easy as... -[ man ] 1... -[ woman ] 2... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. an intense burning sensation i
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Nov 15, 2012 8:00am PST
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MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 8:00am PST
must end. >> with america's role in negotiations stepping up the fighting, it's raging on. israel pound gag sa with round after round of air strikes today. at least 19 civilians were wounded in a bus bombing that took place in tel aviv. that blast happening as the bus was passing the defense ministry there. hamas leaders praised that bombing calling it a natural response to israeli massacres in gaza. in gaza, however, people took to the streets in celebration of that explosion in israel. the white house condemning the bus bombing, going on record saying that the u.s. will stand with its israeli allies. joining me from cairo, nbc news correspondent jim maceda. jim, explain to all of us the reaction to secretary clinton's visit to the region and the impact that her presence has brought to the negotiations for a cease-fire. >> reporter: first, the reaction has been one of anxiety, anticipation, and of deep hope that secretary of state hillary clinton can now broker or help to broke err deal. they certainly don't want war right next door. many are asking where america has been for these pas
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Nov 23, 2012 10:00am PST
going strong. as america takes part in the biggesty of the year, millions waited in line for hours to get a crack at some of the great deals being offered by retailers this year. many didn't even have to leave their house to get in on the action. on-line sales up more than 18% nbc's jay gray is braving the elements. there he is. he's at the mall of america in bloomington, minnesota. jay, first of all, hope you're being safe out there. what are you seeing out there? >> hey, my friend. what i am seeing is a lot of people out here at the mall of going on since last night. this is one of the venues that actually started things on thursday evening. look, more than 4 million square feet in this mall more than 520 shops and stores. if you can't find it here you probably don't need it. th it continues to grow. they're not just shopping. they're buying. we see these people walking through with bags filled with merchandise. that's really good news for the retailers who really need this day to kick off the holiday season w or break those businesses. but it's also good news fo
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 8:00am PST
everyone's ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ want to show you the live pictures from capitol hill. john boehner expected to hold a briefing. we'll take you back to that room as soon as the speaker begins. >>> the results of the election have been called a demo bomb. the president defying history to win back the white house with the minority vote. voters stood in line, some for hours, even after polls closed to cast ballots. joining me is ben gellis, president of the naacp. ahead of the election, much of it centered around voter suppression efforts around the country. now in an odd turn, karl rove has thrown out the theory that how the president won reelection. i want to show you. >> he succeeded by suppressing the vote. you may not like who i am, but i'm going to paint this other guy as a rich guy who only cares about himself. >> so president obama suppressed the vote. when we talk about voter suppression, there were real issues in florida and ohio and places where they were cut
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
. more dishwasher brands in north america recommend cascade. >>> welcome back. here's a look at the stories topping the news. investigators still trying to figure out what caused a deadly explosion in an indianapolis neighborhood on saturday. at least two people were killed. up to 30 homes destroyed. some of the hurricane sandy victims, they're still in the dark. about 90,000 customers without power. most of them residing on long island. the floating city is living up to its name. venice is under water. heavy rain and high tides causing near record flooding. >>> a wreck on the racetrack turns into a massive brawl off the track. it all happened after jeff gordon intentionally wrecked clint bowyer in the second to last lap. a brawl broke out between the two teams in the garage area. nascar officials met with both drivers after the race. f penalties could be handed out tomorrow. >>> "skyfall" bringing in nearly $80 million at the box office. the biggest opening for a james bond movie. >>> national security impact, a lot of big questions about this. senator dianne feinstein says
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Nov 14, 2012 8:00am PST
want our diplomats doing, he was getting outside the wire to advance america's interests and values in our increasingly dangerous world. while we want to encourage that diplomacy we want our fellow citizens who engage in this important work to know their government has taken every reasonable step to ensure their safety. for the sake of the families of those four brave americans who sacrificed their lives, they be and the american people deserve answers. the only way they'll get those answers in a comprehensive and cohesive and believable fashion is through the establishment of a select committee. >> if we don't appoint a select committee we're going to make a huge mistake as a body. >> just listening to john mccain, that's senator lindsey graham taking to the microphone there but listening to senator mccain who has been very vocal about trying to find out and get answers to what happened in benghazi on september 11th. a loss of four american lives there. critical of ambassador susan rice as we've heard senator john mccain talk about her, colonel jack jacobs is still with me. he's ca
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am EST
with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ want to show you the live pictures from capitol hill. john boehner expected to hold a briefing. we'll take you back to that room as soon as the speaker begins. >>> the results of the election have been called a demo bomb. the president defying history to win back the white house with the minority vote. voters stood in line, some for hours, even after polls closed to cast ballots. joining me is ben gellis, president of the naacp. ahead of the election, much of it centered around voter suppression efforts around the country. now in an odd turn, karl rove has thrown out the theory that how the president won reelection. i want to show you. >> he succeeded by suppressing the vote. you may not like who i am, but i'm going to paint this other guy as a rich guy who only cares about himself. >> so president obama suppressed the vote. when we talk about voter suppression, there were real issues in florida and ohio and places where they were cutting back early
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Nov 29, 2012 8:00am PST
meet in the middle before america goes over the edge? >> we have a very, very reasonable chance of going over this cliff. every hour is ticking by, every day is ticking by. >> i think when this gets played out at the end, they'll get right up to cliff on new year's eve, we'll all be hugging cliff and giving cliff a kiss on the cheek. >> from the capitol to the white house, get who is coming to lunch. mr. romney goes to washington. he'll dine today at 1600 pennsylvania avenue at the invitation of the president himself. the question, is there a grander purpose behind their lunch date. >> is governor romney here tomorrow in some kind of cabinet level position, an audition for that position? >> no. >> so joining me now from the white house is kristen welker. so romney's people, however, they're not backing off controversial suggestions about how the president won re-election. romney chief strategist sue teachs explains romney lost essentially by suggesting that the president was black and that poor people voted overwhelmingly for him, not exactly a positive tone ahead of this lunche
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Nov 16, 2012 8:00am PST
doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >>> a big morning on capitol hill. general petraeus' testimony there this morning getting a lot of buzz and the general testifying before two closed hearings. one before the house intel committee. the other before the senate intelligence committee. joining me now is republican congressman tom rooney who was at this morning's house hearing. good to have you here. let's start off with what can you tell us? what was elaborated upon about the general's testimony this morning that brings any clarification to you about what happened on september 11 at the benghazi consulate? >> today we, you know, also met yesterday with general clapper and a lot of the other intelligence and fbi and nctc as well as ambassador kennedy. that was more of a timeline with the closed circuit tv and drone video, really for hours and hours we dissected what happened yesterday. today it really was more about what general petraeus came to the intelligence committee on september 14th and said at that time versus what ended up happening. there was a l
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Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> here's a quick look at top stories making news right now. divers found body believed to be one of the missing crew members working on an oil platform that exploded friday. they're still searching the gulf of mexico off the coast of louisiana after the accident. what happened is still under investigation, but the "times-picayune" reports it looks like the fire started when workers used a torch to cut a pipe that had oil in it. the hunt is on for someone who is targeting dolphins. crews found at least three different incidents where dolphins were shot, maimed and even missing a jaw. >>> in four different french cities, tens of thousands of protesters rallied against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. and it also allows gay couples to adopt. france allows civil unions, but this would extend gay rights. and nascar's sprint season cup finale getting under way. can five-time champion jimmie johnson beat b
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
customer tabs and fire employees because they claim it's too expensive. america's biggest retailer, walmart, is also facing backlash, as some employees gear up to protest a spike in health care premiums by refusing to work on black friday. joining me now from d.c. to talk more about this is "washington post" white house reporter, david and staff writer for the hill. niles stanij. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> there were pretty ludicrous examples of this kind of behavior on a small scale. there's a business owner in georgia that says he fired employees because the president won. a small business owner in vegas firing 114 workers for the very same reason. why would any company or business take a stance to punish workers for re-electing the president? i'll give that to you, nile. >> i'm not sure they're really specifically trying to punish workers than advertise their own political beliefs. in a lot of these cases there are people who are -- you know, they have really serious problems with president obama. they dislike him being elected. but i think it's rather dangerous for them
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
to travel to? you have to say sometimes a destination -- i'm a big jetblue and virgin america, i fly them all the time. i don't want to go where you've offered those sales. >> you do actually. sometimes airlines do run sales on routes no one really wants to go to. you'd be surprised. what you have to realize, are airlines only 0 advertise a small portion of the routes. a lot of it is playing around on the internet and finding sales on the routes you want to fly in. chances are if you search enough and get on twitter, these sales come and go quickly. >> well, brian kelly, good advice. thank you so much. happy that was to you. >> you, too. >>> from travel deals to the hottest holiday toys, up next the ceo of toys 'r' us live in studio to break down this year's must-have items for us. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
, or a "hugh and crye" in every town. these are the small businesses of america, and all across the nation they're getting ready for their day. hundreds of thousands of small businesses are preparing for november 24, a day to open doors, and welcome the millions of customers who will turn out to shop small. small business saturday. visit shopsmall.com and get ready. because your day is coming. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> if you're just waking up, happy thanksgiving to you. here's some of the stories making headlines. >>> a new study claims mammograms may be leading to women being incorrectly diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 30 years. it cast skepticism on the effectiveness of the tests. the journal found one-third of the women would not have developed the full-blown disease had it gone untreated. >>> congressman jesse jackson jr. has resigned. in a letter to house speaker john boehner, j
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
home on many holidays, it is a welcomed treat to know america is supporting you. >> i'm so glad and we have a p.o. box that was up in capitol heights, maryland, where people can mail the cards to and be forwarded on. what is it, if you're out there far from home and you want to get a card from somebody, what is it they like to hear most? you have gotten the cards, tell me what means the most from anonymous people. you want it to mean something when you write it. what do you want to hear? >> when serving in the military, just to hear thank you to know somebody has your back. it is not easy being away from home. you miss every day things, first steps of children and things like that, so when you get something from somebody that just shows they are thinking about you, it is really great when they come from kids, pictures, things like that. it also brings a smile to everybody's face. so this is just a great way for people to just do something simple and say thank you. >> well, we thank you for coming to see us for your time in the military and for working on behalf of the red cross. sam ki
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
online or at a bank of america near you. >>> the discussion in washington from both sides of the aisle about ambassador susan rice's next possible role in the obama administration includes major political players. it could impact the future of some of our most well-known players. we have a panel. hello, you guys. good to see you both. >> good morning. >> david, listen to susan rice answer a question about john mccain, let's play that. >> i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country, i always have and i always will. i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> a very gracious statement there considering the fire she's come under. how far do you think senator mccain and senator lindsey graham are going to take this fight if she is nominated to replace hillary clinton. >> well, no. i mean, there's a clear question that's at stake. she was in a position of turning for t interpreting for the american public a major foreign affair
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Nov 27, 2012 8:00am PST
ceiling and allow the united states of america to default on its -- what it owes, which could have driven this entire world into a major financial crisis. and they said, hey, we are not going to raise tax rates for the rich, and if it means an international financial crisis, so be it. i think that's being a bully. i think that is hostage taking. i think back in 2010, and by the way, thomas, in midst of this whole discussion, we have got to remember, that between 2010 and 2011 we have already as a congress, against my votes, cut over $1 trillion in programs that help low-income people, working people, middle class people, the wealthiest up until now have not paid a nickel more in taxes. so i would answer your question by saying the republicans have been very clear in saying that their job is to represent the largest corporations and the wealthiest people and up until this point they have succeeded. >> well, when we talk about the fact that so many republicans recently have voiced the fact that they will break grover norquist's anti-taxing pledge. certain leaders and colleagues of yours rig
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